The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Compatibility Testing
Rank 583 602 571
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 31 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.043% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.054% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 13
Median daily rate £413 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £263 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40476 40379 38005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27167 26056 24404
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 1151 1143
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 18 £466 +49.20% 2
South East +6 8 £350 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
North West +1 1 £315 +40.00% 1
West Midlands -10 1 £280 -8.57%
North East - 1 - -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) Finance
4 17 (34.69%) ISEB
5 15 (30.61%) Selenium
5 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
5 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
5 15 (30.61%) BDD
6 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
6 13 (26.53%) Performance Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Integration Testing
6 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
6 13 (26.53%) TDD
6 13 (26.53%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.49%) Confluence
7 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
7 12 (24.49%) REST
8 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Groovy
8 11 (22.45%) User Stories
8 11 (22.45%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Linux
8 11 (22.45%) JMeter
8 11 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.49%) Confluence
2 10 (20.41%) IIS
3 7 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 6 (12.24%) WordPress
5 3 (6.12%) CMS
6 1 (2.04%) Drupal
6 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (12.24%) LDAP
1 6 (12.24%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) Selenium
2 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
2 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
3 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.45%) JIRA
4 11 (22.45%) JMeter
5 10 (20.41%) Ant
5 10 (20.41%) Gradle
5 10 (20.41%) Hudson
5 10 (20.41%) jMock
5 10 (20.41%) JUnit
5 10 (20.41%) Maven
5 10 (20.41%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.12%) Subversion
8 1 (2.04%) Appium
8 1 (2.04%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.04%) Gatling
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
2 3 (6.12%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Developer
4 10 (20.41%) QA Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) QA Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Analyst Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Developer in Test
5 8 (16.33%) Java Analyst Developer
5 8 (16.33%) Java Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Test Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) Java Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) QA Automation Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
8 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) REST
1 12 (24.49%) Web Services
2 11 (22.45%) Ajax
2 11 (22.45%) Spring
3 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
3 10 (20.41%) Java EE
3 10 (20.41%) JMS
3 10 (20.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (10.20%) CSS
4 5 (10.20%) HTML
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 3 (6.12%) LAMP
6 2 (4.08%) CSS3
6 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 2 (4.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.04%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Animation
3 3 (6.12%) W3C
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 7 (14.29%) Unix
4 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) BDD
2 15 (30.61%) Test Automation
2 15 (30.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Integration Testing
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Testing
3 13 (26.53%) TDD
4 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (24.49%) Functional Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
5 11 (22.45%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
5 11 (22.45%) User Stories
6 10 (20.41%) Domain-Driven Design
6 10 (20.41%) Migration
7 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (14.29%) Dependency Management
8 7 (14.29%) Open Source
8 7 (14.29%) QA Automation
9 6 (12.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Groovy
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) ISEB
2 15 (30.61%) ISTQB
3 10 (20.41%) Degree
4 7 (14.29%) RHCA
4 7 (14.29%) RHCE
4 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SDET
2 1 (2.04%) WAI
2 1 (2.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) NFS
1 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Puppet
2 6 (12.24%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Atlassian
1 9 (18.37%) Rally
2 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.29%) HP
3 7 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) ArcSight
4 6 (12.24%) NetApp
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) Dell
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle